Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNPROLIFIC

There the house was with the nine windows, the unprolific vine.

The sexes are three—prolific females or queens, unprolific females or workers commonly (termed neuters), and males or drones.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from French prolifique (16c.), from Medieval Latin prolificus, from Latin proles "offspring" + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Latin proles is contracted from *pro-oles, from PIE *pro-al-, from *pro- "forth" (see pro-) + *al- "to grow, nourish" (see old). Related: Prolifical (c.1600).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNPROLIFIC

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.